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Best Free Windows 64-bit Software


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My primary goal is to find the best native 64-bit applications () in each category. Where a 64-bit application is recommended the Quick Selection Guide will only include details related to the 64-bit version and not the 32-bit version, if any.

The secondary focus of this article is to identify 32-bit applications that are compatible with 64-bit Windows (). These 32-bit applications will usually run slower (due to emulation of the 32-bit environment) but are either the best in their class or have features that will be particularly useful to many 64-bit Windows users.

Although we do mention Windows XP Pro 64, all testing has been under Windows Vista 64-bit and 7 64-bit.

This list of the best software for 64-bit Windows has 48 categories with 90 products consisting of 51 native 64-bit applications and 39 compatible 32-bit applications. To read brief descriptions of the items, click a page number.

  • Page 1. Introduction and What's New

    What is 64-bit Windows and why should I use it?

    Is my system 64-bit?

    How do I migrate my system to 64-bit Windows?

    How do I run 32-bit software on a 64-bit Windows?

  • Page 2. Home and Office

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Office Suite - LibreOffice | SSuite Office |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Word Processor - Jarte | PolyEdit Lite | AbiWord |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Non-Adobe PDF Reader - PDF-XChange Viewer |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit PDF Writer - Bullzip PDF PRinter | NitroPDF Reader |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit PDF Tools - PDFill PDF Tools |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Electronic Book Reader - Reader for PC |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Personal Finance - Money Manager Ex |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Personal Information Manager (PIM) - EssentialPIM | Pimero Free |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Reminder and To-Do List - Rainlendar Lite |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Notes Organizer - (now testing products)

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Outliner - (now testing products)

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Font Manager and Viewer - FontRunner |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Unit and Currency Converter - Convert |

  • Page 3. Image View and Edit

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Editor - Paint.NET | Lightbox Image Editor | GIMP |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Viewer - Zoner Photo Studio Free | XnView |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) Editor - Picturenaut |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Digital Image Stitcher - Microsoft Image Composite Editor |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Vector Graphic Editor - Inkscape |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Flow Charter and Diagrammer - yEd Graph Editor |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Image Optimizer - RIOT |

  • Page 4. Multimedia

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Media Player - PotPlayer | Media Player Classic - Home Cinema | iTunes |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Media Centre - XBMC |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Audio Editor - Audacity |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Video Editor - Avidemux |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Music Creator - LMMS |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit CD and DVD Burner - InfraRecorder | Imgburn | Ashampoo Burning Studio |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit CD and DVD Emulator - MagicDisc | Gizmo-Drive |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit CD and DVD Ripper - HandBrake |

  • Page 5. Disk and File

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Disk Defragmenter - MyDefrag | Defraggler |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit File Manager - Q-Dir | MultiCommander | Double Commander | Q-Dir |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Folder Synchronizer - FreeFileSync | SyncToy |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Disk Cleaner - CCleaner |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Program Uninstaller - Comodo Programs Manager |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Data Recovery and File Undelete - Recuva |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Secure File Eraser - Eraser | CCleaner |

    Best Free Windows File ZIP and Archive - 7ZIP | PeaZip |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit System Information - SIW | PC WIzard |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Registry Tools - CCleaner | Wise Registry Cleaner | Free Registry Defrag | Registrar Registry Manager Lite |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit PC Tune-up - Glary Utilities | SysInternals Suite |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Built-in System Tools - Resource Monitor | Problem Steps Recorder | PowerShell |

  • Page 6. Desktop and GUI

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Screen Session Recorder - CamStudio |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Icon Tool - Iconoid | IcoFX |

  • Page 7. Security and Privacy

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Malware Scanner - Microsoft Security Essentials | Avira Antivir Personal Edition | Avast! Free Antivirus | SUPERAntiSpyware | MalwareBytes Anti-Malware |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit On-demand Malware Scanner - Hitman Pro | Emsisoft Anti-Malware | Trend Micro HouseCall | SUPERAntiSpyware Portable |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Firewall - Comodo Firewall | Windows 7 Firewall Control |

  • Page 8. Internet and eMail

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Browser - Firefox | Pale Moon | Waterfox | Internet Explorer |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Email - ThunderBird |

  • Page 9. Network, Website & Server

    Best Free Windows 64-bit FTP Client - Null FTP |

  • Page 10. Programming

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Programming Editor - Notepad++ | Bluefish |

    Best Free Windows 64-bit Color Picker - Color Cop |

  • Page 11. Education and The Arts
  • Page 12. Games
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